Books

Newest Release

Detective Mo and the Pirate’s Treasure

Children’s Mystery Story / Picture Book

‘To find what pirates long have sought, “X” will always mark the spot.’

When treasure hunting pirate, Captain Curlybeard, finds a map with a cryptic clue scrawled on the back, he calls Detective Mo for help.

But can Mo solve all the riddles to find the Lost Treasure of Stubtoe Island?

Perhaps with your help.

With its bright and bold illustrations, this light-hearted children’s story about a pirate who hires a private detective to help him search for buried treasure is the perfect gift for any 4-7 year old who enjoys puzzles and riddles. Encourage your children to solve all of the riddles to help Detective Mo and Captain Curlybeard find the Lost Treasure of Stubtoe Island.

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Detective Mo and the Missing Prince

Children’s Mystery Story / Picture Book

‘”She’s a detective who solves mysteries no one else can…”

When Prince Percy vanishes from his tower, Queen Katie calls Detective Mo to find him.

But can Detective Mo discover what has happened to Prince Percy and return him to the Queen?

Perhaps with your help.’

With its bold and simple illustrations, this light-hearted children’s detective story is the ideal gift for an inquisitive 4-7 year old. Encourage your children to piece together the clues on every page and help Detective Mo as she tries to unravel the mystery of the prince who vanishes in a castle full of frogs.

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Penstricken: Collected Stories

Flash Fiction Anthology

There are short stories, there are very short stories and then there is flash fiction: the delicate and often tricky art of telling a story in as few words as possible.

The stories in this tiny little book (all originally published between 2015 and 2020 on the author’s blog, Penstricken) are deliberate exercises in brevity. In total, this book contains twelve flash fictions ranging from fifty to 2,000 words apiece, plus six collections of six word stories.

While these stories vary in mood and genre, you will find in many that the author’s tongue was firmly entrenched in his cheek; whether it be in the brief tale of a Martian liberating his ‘kin’ from the deep fat fryer of a Glasgow chip shop or the nightmarish tragedy of Santa Claus’ true genesis, Penstricken: Collected Stories is a brief snapshot of one writer’s meandering imagination.

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Coming Soon

Novels

Project E. (title t.b.a.)

Fantasy novel

High fantasy in a modern fictional world. Inspired by a weird combination of Final Fantasy VIITreasure Island, Genesis ch.2-3, post WW1 Germany and Aristotelian cosmology.

Oh and there’s no such thing as space but they still travel from planet to planet.

It’s not overwritten at all.

Current draft: 2

Project W. (title t.b.a)

Fantasy novel

High fantasy set in a non-medieval Europe inspired world. Magic and monsters. Currently on ice while I focus on Project E.

Project A. (title t.b.a)

Superhero novel

I’ll get around to this one when I get around to it…

Kid’s Books

Detective Mo 3 (title t.b.a)

Children’s Mystery Story / Picture Book

Detective Mo will return.

Detective Mo and the Christmas Conundrum

Children’s Mystery Story / Picture Book

Project 🐔 (title t.b.a)

Children’s Adventure Story / Picture Book

A poultry adventure for kids.

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